SAP HANA on VMware All-Flash Virtual SAN

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As some of you die-hard SAP HANA on Virtual SAN fans know we have been working behind the scenes testing and validating SAP HANA on Virtual SAN. Well here is a glimpse of that hard work.  Let me insert the official phrases to make everyone happy…. SAP does not support HANA on Virtual SAN or Read more...

Hitachi Data Systems Announces HCI Solution for the Midmarket

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VMware and Hitachi Data Systems are pleased to introduce two solutions: The Hitachi Unified Compute Platform HC V240 (UCP HC V240) and the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform 2000 (UCP 2000). Both solutions enable midmarket customers to modernize their IT Operations with a converged architecture.  The UCP HC V240 is a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solution, certified Read more...

Virtually Speaking Podcast Episode 18 – VeeamON with Rickatron.

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  Earlier this year Veeam announced the release of it's latest enterprise and medium business product Veeam Availability Suite 9 which guarantees recovery time and recovery point objectives of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data. This week we bring in Veeam Senior Product Strategy Manager Rick Vanover to discuss podcasts, the advocacy program Veeam Vanguard Read more...

Western Digital Corporation and Hewlett Packard Enterprise Announce an All-flash Hyper-Converged SQL Server

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Yesterday, Western Digital Corporation (WDC) and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced an all-flash Hyper-converged SQL Server 2016 solution based on HPE ProLiant DL rack servers and VMware Virtual SAN 6.2. The solution was showcased at HPE Discover 2016 in both the HPE and SanDisk booths (SanDisk was acquired by Western Digital in May 2016). By Read more...

Business Critical Applications: All-Flash or Hybrid Virtual SAN?

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I’m pleased to offer a guest post from one of our highly-valued partners on a number of initiatives, including Virtual SAN and vSphere APIs for IO Filtering (VAIO): SanDisk. This post previews additional tests SanDisk has run with Business Critical Applications on Virtual SAN, this time looking at the performance from all-flash configurations and how that compares Read more...

EMC Unity With Native Virtual Volumes Support

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One of the major announcements at EMC World this year was the release of Unity, a new midrange All-flash storage array from EMC. I was particularly pleased to see this release as a key design goal for Unity was to deliver native support for vSphere Virtual Volumes and Storage Policy-Based Management. The certification for EMC Read more...